- Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News

New York, Chicago and Dallas companies take office space.


Uptown Dallas’ landmark Crescent complex is adding to its standing as a financial center with several new leases.

New York-based Atalaya Capital Management LP has leased 4,497 square feet of office space in the Crescent for a new operation. The private investment advisory firm provides debt for real estate and corporate clients. Charlie Beck of Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the lease.

And Dallas-based alternate investment firm Maraboyina Capital is taking 1,474 square feet of office space in the Crescent. Maraboyina Capital specializes in film, television and media technology investments.

Dallas’ Stonegate Capital Partners Inc. has also leased 1,960 square feet of Crescent office space. The capital markets advisory firm is based in Chicago. Duane Henley of Newmark Group handled the lease.

And in a nonfinancial firm deal, Child Care Investments LLC has leased 4,915 square feet of offices at the Crescent. Founded in 2009, the company owns and operates 18 child care centers in Texas.

The Crescent also had significant lease renewals by UBS (two leases), JPMorgan Chase and Paragon Associates.

All these leases total more than 80,000 square feet.

“The eight leases are a juxtaposition of renewals of longtime customers and new leases,” Crescent’s Tony Click said in a statement.

The office, retail and hotel project just north of downtown Dallas was purchased last year for almost $700 million by a fund organized by Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate.

The sale was one of the country’s largest commercial property deals in 2021.